The Kidder Township Board of Supervisors met on Thursday night for their monthly meeting. One of the topics discussed by the Township Manager, John Finnerty, during his monthly report to the board of supervisors was the issue of re-addressing taking place in Kidder Township. The process which has been methodically moving forward over the past several months seems to be finally close to completion.

The process of going over aerial photos to identify structures that the county was not sure were residential buildings is nearly finished. John Finnerty, several Kidder Township Supervisors and several Fire Chiefs will continue going over the photos until they are sure everything is in order.

The project should be implemented sometime in the summer months. The township has already concluded naming the majority of the streets and roads within the township. There are several roads that have similar names such as Birch Street, Birch Road, Birch Avenue, etc. that might need to be changed to make the transition to standardized addressing easier. Many areas in Kidder Township could see significant changes to the way their homes are addressed.

The standardized addresses for Kidder Township would be a very important step forward in making the county safer for all residents. Having an organized system of streets and addresses will allow emergency workers to reach people who are in need of help much faster and effectively.

The Kidder Township Board of Supervisors is planning on having a public forum to discuss the issue of street renaming and address changes. The Board wants to discuss issues that the residents of Kidder Township might have about the readdressing so that everyone will be able to make their thoughts known.